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Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

In 2013, Angelina Jolie described her experience of being diagnosed with one of the BRCA mutations in her New York Times OpEd and prophylactic surgeries. But, five years before AJ’s “coming out,” Karen Malkin Lazarovitz @karenBRCAMTL learned she had one of the BRCA mutations. BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes There are genes in our cells that...

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Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer | 2 comments

You’re in the doctor’s office filling out paperwork.  There are questions to answer about your health, but also about the health of your parents, grandparents and siblings.   You scratch your head, panic a little, then leave lots of blank spaces, hoping the information won’t be relevant to today’s visit. Regrettably those spaces–that...

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Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 2

Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Blog, Colorectal cancer, Melanoma | 0 comments

In our previous post, Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1, we began our report on specific studies presented at The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 51st Annual Meeting. How should this information be interpreted? At conferences like ASCO, scientific discoveries are usually presented before publication and without complete peer review...

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